i think of you when

drinking beer alone, writing

poems you will never read, watering

the cactus on my windowsill, folding

clothes in the laundry mat, sweeping

the fake wooden floors, painting

my nails a deep burgundy, rereading

books you recommended, measuring

one serving of pasta, avoiding

your Facebook, listening

to love songs, calling

you and hanging



Day 4 of NaPoWriMo

Prompt: using nouns to describe an abstract feeling


I’ve been planting flowers in my nail beds,
but they keep dying
because I can’t stick to a consistent
watering or hand washing schedule
or remember to eat,
so I’ve been spending all my time at the nursery,
hiding between the marigolds and bluebells,
hoping someone will confuse me for greenery
and plant me in their garden
or at least in a pot on their windowsill.


Day 2 NaPoWriMo